Our essence

We are a place for a Bali HOLIDAY "PLUS"


When we started building Gunung Paradis in 2005 as a dwelling compound for our retirement phase of life, we could not imagine it would evolve into a sanctuary of peace, serenity, and relaxation for various guests from many corners of the globe. As a true retreat, we strive for our guests to experience a relaxing holiday, happiness, and health.


It all started when we decided to share this beautiful compound with others and opened it up for hospitality in 2007. In this first phase, we just offered a luxury, stylish holiday location with hotel services in a beautiful area of the World’s number 1 tourist destination (according to Tripadvisor members). But two, more or less parallel, experiences since then helped us to evolve into the “Energizing Holiday Retreat” we are now. And we are already on the way to the next phase: becoming an Energizing Authentic Bali Mountain Retreat.


The first one is the repeating excitement, reviews, and compliments our guests gave us: “It is paradise.” Without exception, people have that sensation within 24 hours after their arrival. Remarkable relaxing effects occur even with guests who usually have difficulties relaxing and become in a state of ease and bliss. Not seldom do guests leave us with regret in their hearts and tears in their eyes that they cannot stay longer (however, some do  :-).


The second necessary experience is that we became aware of the root cause of many chronic illnesses worldwide. And that is, among other contributing factors, stress, processed food, toxicity, and lack of mobility. This awareness has ultimately led to a personal lifestyle transformation. But it also brought us to the ambition to contribute to the health of our guests and ultimately the redefining of the concept of our retreat, shortly described as an “energizing holiday retreat.” Mainly translated into super-quality service, healthy food, and wellness treatments that support the energizing ambition.


We are proud to experience that Gunung Paradis is a holiday haven for different types of travelers:

  • families looking for quality time with the children
  • adventurous-minded couples exploring Bali
  • busy people who are longing for well-deserved relaxation
  • seniors seeking a gentle and caring environment
  • groups that love to use a private retreat to start a positive lifestyle change.


We are also passionate about Bali, Gunung Paradis, healthy living, and human longevity. We love to share Gunung Paradis and our passions and hope these together contribute in any way possible to the joy and health of our guests. So if you love to relax and support a feel-good sensation for yourself in a healthy way, then book a stay in Gunung Paradis Retreat. You won’t regret it.

Karien and Jack

Owners of Gunung Paradis